Motivating yourself to exercise regularly is difficult enough on a good day, now factor in things like cold weather, slippery roads and sidewalks, unclear paths, and limited daylight hours. This is what we have to deal with in the dreaded winter months. It’s no wonder people find it hard to motivate themselves to workout in the winter.
To help, here are seven effective ways to find your get-up-and-go for early morning winter workouts…
Layer for Outdoor Comfort
Snow…pfttt! That shouldn’t stop you from getting outside bright and early for some pre-work exercise. The key to staying comfortable outdoors is to wear warm, layers that can be removed if you overheat.
For instance, I run throughout winter, but outfit myself in a long-sleeve shirt made of wicking fabric, a zip up sweatshirt, a fleece vest, a winter hat, and fingerless gloves. The great thing about these layers is that they keep me warm to the core while wicking sweat and moisture away from my body to prevent chills.